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All you want to know about the Champions Trophy

Last updated on: May 30, 2017 10:29 IST

The 8th Champions Trophy begins in England this week.
Rajneesh Gupta captures the tournament in all its statistical glory like only he can.

Mohammed Shami is ecstatic after claiming a wicket during India's first Champions Trophy warm-up game against New Zealand at the Oval in London, May 27, 2017. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

IMAGE: Mohammed Shami is ecstatic after claiming a wicket during India's first Champions Trophy warm-up game against New Zealand at the Oval in London, May 27, 2017. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

The Champions Trophy came into existence with the dual aim of spreading the game and raising money for the International Cricket Council in between World Cups.

The first tournament was played in Dhaka on a knockout basis. Ten teams took part in the 50 over competition, which was to be held bi-annually from then on.

The tournament was an instant hit.

The second edition was played in Nairobi in front of sparse crowds. In 2002, the name and format were changed.

From 2000 to 2004, the associate teams also took part with the full members, but soon it dawned upon the stakeholders that the change of format had led to far too many meaningless games.

In 2009, it was decided that only the top eight teams, based on the rankings six months prior to the tournament, would play the Champions Trophy.

In 2012, the ICC said the 2013 edition would be the last Champions Trophy and would be replaced with an ICC World Test Championship.

However, in 2014 this decision was deferred and all the members consented to play the Champions Trophy instead.

The 2017 competition will be the eighth edition of the Champions Trophy. Eight top teams will take part -- the West Indies and Zimbabwe will miss out.

All the vital statistics from the tournament:

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Year Hosts Winner Runner-up Matches
1998 Bangladesh South Africa West Indies 8
2000 Kenya New Zealand India 10
2002 Sri Lanka India/Sri Lanka # - 16
2004 England West Indies England 15
2006 India Australia West Indies 21
2009 South Africa Australia New Zealand 15
2013 England India England 15

# Joint-winners

In 1998 and 2000 it was played as ICC Knockout Trophy

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Win%
India 24 15 6 0 3 62.50
Australia 21 12 7 0 2 57.14
New Zealand 21 12 8 0 1 57.14
West Indies 24 13 10 1 0 54.17
Sri Lanka 24 13 9 0 2 54.17
England 21 11 10 0 0 52.38
South Africa 21 11 9 1 0 52.38
Pakistan 18 7 11 0 0 38.89
Bangladesh 8 1 7 0 0 12.50
Zimbabwe 9 0 9 0 0 0.00
United States 2 0 2 0 0 0.00
Netherlands 2 0 2 0 0 0.00
Kenya 5 0 5 0 0 0.00

HIGHEST TEAM TOTALS

Total Overs For Vs Venue Year
347/4 50 New Zealand USA The Oval 2004
331/7 50 India South Africa Cardiff 2013
323/8 50 England South Africa Centurion 2009
319/8 50 Sri Lanka South Africa Centurion 2009
316/5 50 South Africa Kenya Colombo RPS 2002
315/7 50 New Zealand Sri Lanka Johannesburg 2009
307/8 50 India Australia Dhaka 1998
305 + 50 South Africa India Cardiff 2013
302/8 50 Sri Lanka Bangladesh Mohali 2006
302/9 50 Pakistan India Centurion 2009
301/9+ 50 South Africa England Centurion 2009

+ batting second

LOWEST TEAM TOTALS

Total Overs For Vs Venue Year
65 24 USA Australia Southampton 2004
77 19.3 Bangladesh New Zealand Colombo SSC 2002
80 30.4 West Indies Sri Lanka Mumbai Brabourne Stadium 2006
85 30.1 Zimbabwe West Indies Ahmedabad 2006
86 29.3 Netherlands Sri Lanka Colombo RPS 2002
89 25 Pakistan South Africa Mohali 2006
93 31.3 Bangladesh South Africa Birmingham 2004
94 32 Kenya Pakistan Birmingham 2004

 

INDIVIDUAL HUNDREDS: 40

  For Vs
Australia 3 1
Bangladesh 1 2
England 3 8
India 8 4
Kenya 0 2
Netherlands 0 1
New Zealand 2 4
Pakistan 3 1
South Africa 5 5
Sri Lanka 7 3
USA 0 1
West Indies 6 4
Zimbabwe 2 4

 

HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL INNINGS

Score Balls Player For Vs Venue Year
145* 151 Nathan Astle New Zealand USA The Oval 2004
145 164 Andy Flower Zimbabwe India Colombo RPS 2002
141* 142 Sourav Ganguly India South Africa Nairobi Gym 2000
141 128 Sachin Tendulkar India Australia Dhaka 1998
141 134 Graeme Smith South Africa England Centurion 2009
136* 132 Shane Watson Australia England Centurion 2009
134* 135 Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka England The Oval 2013
133* 135 Chris Gayle West Indies South Africa Jaipur 2006
132 146 Avishka Gunawardene Sri Lanka West Indies Nairobi Gym 2000
128 126 Shoaib Malik Pakistan India Centurion 2009
126 104 Virender Sehwag India England Colombo RPS 2002

 

FASTEST HUNDREDS

Balls Batsman Score For Vs Venue Year
77 Virender Sehwag 126 India England Colombo RPS 2002
80 Shikhar Dhawan 114 India South Africa Cardiff 2013
87 T M Dilshan 106 Sri Lanka South Africa Centurion 2009
89 Marcus Trescothick 119 England Zimbabwe Colombo RPS 2002
89 Andy Flintoff 104 England Sri Lanka Southampton 2004
91 Jacques Kallis 113* South Africa Sri Lanka Dhaka 1998
95 Sachin Tendulkar 141 India Australia Dhaka 1998
98 Philo Wallace 103 West Indies South Africa Dhaka 1998
98 Herschelle Gibbs 116* South Africa India Colombo RPS 2002

 

FASTEST FIFTIES

Balls Batsman Score For Vs Venue Year
18 Shahid Afridi 55* Pakistan Netherlands Colombo SSC 2002
21 Chris McMillan 64* New Zealand USA The Oval 2004
26 Eoin Morgan 67 England South Africa Centurion 2009
28 Jesse Ryder 74 New Zealand Sri Lanka Johannesburg 2009
30 Nuwan Kulasekara 58* Sri Lanka England The Oval 2013
33 Darren Sammy 56* West Indies India The Oval 2013
35 Damien Martyn 78 Australia England Jaipur 2006
36 Gautam Gambhir 57 India Pakistan Centurion 2009

 

MOST RUNS IN A TOURNAMENT

  Matches Innings Not Out Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate 100 50 Year
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 8 8 2 474 133* 79.00 92.94 3 0 2006
Shikhar Dhawan (India) 5 5 1 363 114 90.75 101.39 2 1 2013
Sourav Ganguly (India) 4 4 1 348 141* 116.00 83.85 2 1 2000
Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka) 6 6 0 320 110 53.33 76.37 2 1 2006
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 5 5 1 288 111* 72.00 78.68 1 2 2009
Virender Sehwag (India) 5 5 2 271 126 90.33 120.44 1 1 2002
Shane Watson (Australia) 5 5 2 265 136* 88.33 91.06 2 0 2009
Marcus Trescothick (England) 4 4 0 261 104 65.25 80.30 1 2 2004
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 5 5 1 254 102* 63.50 85.52 1 1 2002

 

LEADING BATSMEN

  Matches Innings Not Out Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate 100 50
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 17 17 2 791 133* 52.73 88.77 3 1
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 22 21 3 742 84* 41.22 84.80 0 5
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 22 21 3 683 134* 37.94 71.36 1 4
Sourav Ganguly (India) 13 11 2 665 141* 73.88 83.12 3 3
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 17 17 3 653 113* 46.64 77.46 1 3
Rahul Dravid (India) 19 15 2 627 76 48.23 73.33 0 6
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 18 18 3 593 111* 39.53 76.51 1 4
Shivnaraine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 16 16 5 587 74 53.36 67.93 0 5
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 20 20 2 536 102* 29.77 88.01 1 1

 

MOST HUNDREDS

  100s Innings
Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) 3 10
Sourav Ganguly (India) 3 11
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 3 17
Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) 2 4
Shikhar Dhawan (India) 2 5
Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka) 2 6
Marcus Trescothick (England) 2 8
Shane Watson (Australia) 2 15

 

MOST SIXES

  6s Balls Balls / Six
Sourav Ganguly (India) 17 800 47.06
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 15 891 59.40
Shane Watson (Australia) 12 547 45.58
Paul Collingwood (England) 11 512 46.55
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 10 134 13.40
Chris McMillan (New Zealand) 9 250 27.78
Brian Lara (West Indies) 9 611 67.89
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 9 843 93.67
Nuwan Kulasekara (Sri Lanka) 8 127 15.88

 

HIGHEST PARTNERSHIP FOR EACH WICKET

Wicket Runs Batsmen For Vs Venue Year
1st 192 Chris Gayle-Wavell Hinds West Indies Bangladesh Rose Bowl 2004
1st 192 Virender Sehwag-Sourav Ganguly India England Colombo RPS 2002
2nd 252* Shane Watson-Ricky Ponting Australia England Centurion 2009
3rd 165 Upul Tharanga-Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Ahmedabad 2006
4th 206 Shoaib Malik-Mohammad Yousuf Pakistan India Centurion 2009
5th 137 Runako Morton- Brian Lara West Indies Australia Mumbai Brabourne Stadium 2006
6th 131 Mark Boucher-Justin Kemp South Africa Pakistan Mohali 2006
7th 107 Luke Wright-Tim Bresnan England Australia Centurion 2009
8th 70 Mitchell Johnson-Brett Lee Australia West Indies Johannesburg 2009
9th 95 David Miller-Rory Kleinveldt South Africa England The Oval 2013
10th 51* Darren Sammy-Kemar Roach West Indies India The Oval 2013

 

CENTURY PARTNERSHIPS: 62

Wicket 100-partnerships
1st 12
2nd 13
3rd 13
4th 12
5th 5
6th 5
7th 2

 

4 WICKETS IN A MATCH: 40

  For Vs
Australia 3 4
Bangladesh 0 2
England 2 3
India 4 3
Kenya 0 1
Netherlands 0 1
New Zealand 10 6
Pakistan 5 7
South Africa 4 2
Sri Lanka 5 2
USA 0 3
West Indies 5 3
Zimbabwe 2 3

 

BEST BOWLING

Figures Player For Vs Venue Year
6/14 Faveez Maharoof Sri Lanka West Indies Mumbai Brabourne Stadium 2006
5/11 Shahid Afridi Pakistan Kenya Birmingham 2004
5/21 Makhaya Ntini South Africa Pakistan Mohali 2006
5/29 Merwyn Dillon West Indies Bangladesh Southampton 2004
5/30 Jacques Kallis South Africa West Indies Dhaka 1998
5/36 Jacob Oram New Zealand USA The Oval 2004
5/36 Ravindra Jadeja India West Indies The Oval 2013
5/37 Glenn McGrath Australia New Zealand Colombo SSC 2002
5/46 Shayne O'Connor New Zealand Pakistan Nairobi Gym 2000
5/57 Wayne Parnell South Africa New Zealand Centurion 2009

 

HAT-TRICKS: 1

Jerome Taylor (4/49) West Indies v Australia Mumbai Brabourne Stadium 2006
(victims: Mike Hussey, Brett Lee, Brad Hogg)

MOST WICKETS IN A TOURNAMENT

  Mts Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Average Runs Per Over Best 5W Year
Jerome Taylor (West Indies) 7 342 3 287 13 22.07 5.03 4/49 0 2006
Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka) 6 216 2 190 12 15.83 5.27 6/14 1 2006
Ravindra Jadeja (India) 5 246 5 154 12 12.83 3.75 5/36 1 2013
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) 6 303 3 210 11 19.09 4.15 4/53 0 2006
Wayne Parnell (South Africa) 3 168 2 196 11 17.81 7.00 5/57 1 2009
Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand) 3 143 0 144 11 13.09 6.04 4/43 0 2013
James Anderson (England) 5 222 1 151 11 13.72 4.08 3/30 0 2013
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 5 151 2 70 10 7.00 2.78 4/15 0 2002
Kyle Mills (New Zealand) 4 171 2 118 10 11.80 4.14 4/38 0 2006
Glenn McGrath (Australia) 5 264 7 158 10 15.80 3.59 3/22 0 2006
Nathan Bracken (Australia) 5 246 4 194 10 19.40 4.73 3/22 0 2006
Stuart Broad (England) 3 169 1 155 10 15.50 5.50 4/39 0 2009
Ishan Sharma (India) 5 228 2 218 10 21.80 5.73 3/33 0 2013

 

LEADING BOWLERS

  Matches Balls Maidens Runs Wickets Best Average Runs Per Over 5W
Kyle Mills (New Zealand) 15 675 7 483 28 4/30 17.25 4.29 0
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 17 805 11 484 24 4/15 20.16 3.60 0
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) 13 685 7 587 22 4/34 26.68 5.14 0
Brett Lee (Australia) 16 739 6 591 22 3/38 26.86 4.79 0
Glenn McGrath (Australia) 12 612 13 412 21 5/37 19.61 4.03 1
James Anderson (England) 12 608 6 457 21 3/20 21.76 4.50 0
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 17 639 3 525 20 5/30 26.25 4.92 1
Zaheer Khan (India) 9 480 7 368 15 4/45 24.53 4.60 0
Darren Bravo (West Indies) 15 576 1 481 15 3/14 32.06 5.01 0

 

MOST WICKET-KEEPING DISMISSALS IN A MATCH

Wicket-Keeper Dismissals Vs Venue Year
Jos Buttler (England) 6 (6 ct) South Africa The Oval 2013
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) 5 (5 ct) England Jaipur 2006
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 5 (4 ct, 1 st) Netherlands Colombo RPS 2002
Kamran Akmal (Pakistan) 5 (4 ct, 1 st) West Indies The Oval 2013
Tim Paine (Australia) 5 (5 ct) England Centurion 2009


 

MOST WICKET-KEEPING DISMISSALS

  Matches Dismissals Caught Stumped
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 20 33 28 5
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) 13 25 23 2
Mark Boucher (South Africa) 17 19 17 2
M S Dhoni (India) 11 15 11 4
Brendan McCullum (New Zealand) 11 15 14 1
Kamran Akmal (Pakistan) 10 14 11 3
Moin Khan (Pakistan) 6 11 10 1

 

MOST CATCHES IN A MATCH AS A FIELDER

Player Catches Vs Venue Year
Nathan McCullum (New Zealand) 4 England Cardiff 2013

There have been 14 instances of a player holding three catches in a match

 

MOST CATCHES AS A FIELDER

  Matches Catches
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 22 15
Sourav Ganguly (India) 13 12
Darren Bravo (West Indies) 15 12
Ross Taylor (New Zealand) 8 10

 

MOST APPEARANCES

  Matches Span
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 22 2000-2013
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 20 1998-2009
Brian Lara (West Indies) 18 1998-2006
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 18 1998-2009
Marwan Atapattu (Sri Lanka) 17 1998-2006
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 17 2002-2013
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 17 1998-2009
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 17 1998-2009
Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) 17 1998-2013
Shane Watson (Australia) 17 2002-2013

 

MOST MAN OF MATCH AWARDS

  Awards Matches
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 5 17
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) 3 13
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 3 17
Shane Watson (Australia) 3 17

Rajneesh Gupta